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The ancestors of the McEachran family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from person who was skilled in the riding of horses or who owned many horses. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Eachthighearna, which translates as son of the horse-lord.

McEachran Early Origins



The surname McEachran was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McEachran Spelling Variations


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McEachran Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, McEachran has been spelled MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.

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McEachran Early History


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McEachran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEachran research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1499 is included under the topic Early McEachran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEachran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McEachran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McEachran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEachran In Ireland


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McEachran In Ireland



Some of the McEachran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name McEachran were among those contributors:

McEachran Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John McEachran, aged 32, who landed in America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1907
  • John Johnston McEachran, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, Wales, in 1914
  • Jeannie McEachran, aged 60, who landed in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1914
  • Jeannie McEachran, aged 69, who emigrated to America from Clamorgan, Wales, in 1923
  • Charles T. McEachran, aged 20, who landed in America from Greenock, Scotland, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McEachran Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Robert McEachran U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McEachran Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Maria McEachran, aged 28, who emigrated to Glencoe, Ont., Canada, in 1911
  • Duncan McEachran, aged 71, who settled in Montreal, Canada in 1912
  • Ester McEachran, aged 67, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name McEachran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McEachran (post 1700)



  • David "Dave" McEachran (1903-1983), Scottish footballer
  • Joshua Mark "Josh" McEachran (b. 1993), English footballer of Scottish descent
  • Duncan McNab McEachran (1841-1924), Scottish-born, Canadian veterinarian and academic

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The McEachran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEachran Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 22 April 2016 at 15:26.

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